Ongoing drought worsens power crisis in Tanzania - 2 Oct 2011  
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Reuters news agency reports that ongoing drought in Tanzania through the end of September 2011 has decreased water levels in the country’s Great Ruaha River, drastically affecting hydroelectric power generation, which in turn has impacted crops and other revenues, with officials warning that the dry conditions are not likely to end soon.

In a study considered to be one of the first to quantify groundwater use and its effect on sea level rise, researchers at the US Geological Survey report in the September 25, 2011 issue of “New Scientist” magazine that groundwater runoff causes increases nearly equal to those resulting from ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica combined.